Yesterday, Cheeto Jesus made a fool out of himself (very GWBesque) by clowning around in semi-truck parked on the WH lawn for a meeting of trucking company executives. The memes immediately swamped social media. My favorite:
Kraig Moss, who lost his son to a heroin overdose, was a rabid supporter of Cheeto Jesus, attending 45 campaign rallies for him. He believed the tripe CJ spewed promising to fix every problem, right every wrong. He now is no longer a supporter after the new er, uh…(urp) president supports Cheetocare, which slashes addiction spending and kicks over 20 million Americans off of healthcare.
I wonder – What exactly did Moss see in CJ’s past behavior that convinced him he was anything more than a lying reality television star?
UPDATE: Try this link.
Yesterday, the reliably right wing The Wall Street Journal awoke and turned on Cheeto Jesus yesterday, speaking to what has been obvious to the rest of the planet for months now – CJ is a liar, and clings to his lies “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.” The WSJ goes on to say that when the real crisis comes (and it will), will Americans believe the words he spews, or will they just dismiss it as another reality television show rant?
The incendiary tweets, bumbling second grade level language, repetition of lies he’s heard on Fox Noise and Infowars, and erratic behavior have taken their toll.
It only gets worse from here, folks. Better strap in.
Chuck Schumer, who I consider to be a New York machine hack, actually said something today with which I agree. As long as Cheeto Jesus is under investigation by the FBI, the Senate should hold on any consideration of his nominees, especially that of Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS. Schumer said,
“There is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that’s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems very unseemly and there ought to be a delay.”
This is rational. After all, just consider the baying at the moon that Republicans would to doing if this was a Democratic president.
Am I regressing?
Okay, so this week two additional federal judges ruled against Trump’s immigration plan.
“This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach. … This ruling makes us look weak,” the president declared before appearing to vow to take the issue to the Supreme Court.
Thing #1: Uh, it’s not unprecedented and do you want to know why? Because a judge ruled against it two weeks ago. To be unprecedented, it has to have never happened before.
But then again, maybe he meant unpresidented. Yeah, he probably did mean that.
Thing #2: Makes “us” look weak? No, Honey, it makes you look weak. It makes you look like you make crazybutt statements and promises that you cannot keep because you’re weak.
Thanks to Bryan for the heads up.
The White House just announced that Cheeto Jesus will be unveiling his new budget priorities tomorrow which include slashing the EPA budget by 31% and the State Department by 28%. Son of Jabba the Hut, known as Steve Bannon to non-aliens, said this was part of CJ’s efforts to “dismantle the administrative state.”
Funny they bring up the State Department…A couple of weeks ago, I was in Canada for a meeting; stupidly I had let my passport expire at the end of the month, so to make it easier to get back into the states the following week, I decided to just go to a US Consulate and get an emergency renewal. I called the US Consulates in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and even Houston. I called no less than 10 times, never got a human, and never got a call back to my numerous messages. In the end, I was able to talk my way back in since I am part of Global Entry. The customs agent was actually pretty cool, said it happened all the time, and signed me through.
When I got back to Houston, I called the US Passport office to get an appointment to renew – and called and called and called. So, far, no call back, no one answering the phones here, either. So, I’ve got a great idea, why don’t we slash the State Department budget so services to citizens will suck even MORE?
Oh, I left out the good part about CJ’s plan – he’s going to take the savings and
reduce the deficit build more war machines. After all, spending half of our discretionary spending on war making simply isn’t enough.
Jesus. No, really. Jesus.